Volume 9 Number 42                                               June 7, 2019
General News
Final Squire Wire and Summer Office Hours
What an amazing year we have had here at Delone Catholic High School. It has been our pleasure to watch your child(ren) mature, learn and grow as true "Doers of the Word." We wish you all a safe and blessed summer. Please note our summer office hours below. This will be the last Squire Wire of the school year. It will resume in early August. 

Summer Office Hours: Monday - Thursday, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Closed Fridays.

Please send us your summer news for use on Social Media. We enjoy hearing about what how our Squires are spending their summer months.

Summer Reading Assignments and Student Book Discount
The Summer Reading Assignments have been posted on the school website and are also available at the links below. 

Required Summer Reading Student  Discount
Once again, The Reader's Cafe, 125 Broadway, Hanover, PA, is offering students 20% off the purchase of their required summer reading books. Mention you are a Delone Catholic student at the register to receive your discount! You may reserve your books by calling The Reader's Cafe at: 717-630-2524.


Student Newspaper, Delonews Available for Online Reading
Take a look at the latest edition of Delonews, the student newspaper created by Delone Catholic students. Be sure to click "more posts" at the bottom of the main page (the last post for 2019 is about lacrosse!). 


Tickets Available for the Delone Catholic Music Association Carnival
Bring the family to Delone Catholic Music Association's Annual Carnival to be held June 10-15, 2019 at Delone Catholic High School in McSherrystown, Pa. from 6-10 p.m. Admission costs $1. No outside food or drink is permitted on carnival grounds.

Discounted Ride-All-Night bracelets ($15 each, a savings of $15) and discounted ride tickets (25 for $10, a savings of at least $10). can be ordered online with this link by June 7 and picked up at the carnival.


 Used Uniform Sale (Donations Wanted)
The PTO will be having its annual Used Uniform Sale from 5:30 - 7 p.m. in the school lobby on June 11 and 12, during the Delone Carnival. Please consider recycling your uniforms. Any donations may be dropped off to the school office. We thank you for our support.

Welcome New Delone Catholic Families - Meeting Aug 14. at 7 p.m.
There will be a New Parent Orientation Meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 14 at 7 p.m. in the school cafeteria. Current parents, student leaders, faculty members and administrators will be involved in a panel-style discussion about the transition to Delone Catholic High School. The PTO will have used uniforms available for purchase after the meeting. Students do not need to attend. Please contact Mrs. Jennifer Hart with any questions.

Attention Classes of 2020 and 2021
National Honor Society Invitations will be sent out when we return in the fall. You will be invited to apply if your GPA is 3.5 or higher at the end of this school year. If you choose to complete the application, it will be reviewed by a faculty committee. Delone Catholic follows the guidelines outlined in the National Honor Society Constitution and the National Honor Society Handbook. Scholarship, leadership, service and character each count for 25 percent of the membership decision-no one characteristic is more important than any other. You will have opportunities to describe your leadership and character on the application. Outstanding service will be defined as having completed at least one and a half times the minimum amount of works of mercy required for graduation and having participated in some sort of community service, organized outside of school. Be sure to hand in your works of mercy forms for any work you have already done, and to turn in summer hours as early as possible. 

Contact Mrs. Gadow or Mrs. Hammar if you have any questions.

Parent Testimonials Wanted
Do you have a good news story you would like to share? Mrs. Jennifer Hart is collecting parent testimonials to use in marketing efforts, on social media and on the school's web site. Please call or e-mail her if you have a story to share. Help us promote our wonderful school!

Purchase School Memories at Smugmug.com
Professional photos from special events, activities and sports from the 2018-19 school year are available for purchase at Hanover Studio Photography SmugMug

Accepting Admissions for New Students for the 2019-20 School Year
Delone Catholic HS is accepting admission applications for new students for the upcoming school year. Delone Catholic has much to offer high school students, and we are excited to tell you all about it. We offer personal school tours, Squire shadow days and Welcome Wednesdays from 9 -11 a.m. Please contact  Mrs. Jennifer Hart , Director of Marketing and Admissions to schedule a tour, shadow day or to get more information on our curriculum, programs and services. The 2019-20 New Student Admissions Application is available  by clicking here. 

FACTS Tuition Payments
The tuition rates for the 2019-20 school year are available on the school website under Admissions/Affordability or by clicking here.  At this time, we are asking current families to visit their FACTS Tuition Payment Plan account and make any necessary changes or updates no later than Monday, June 10. Please note that tuition assistance funds will be reflected in your FACTS account by the first payment date of July 15. If you do not wish to make any changes to your current tuition payment plan, then no action is necessary on your part. Please feel free to contact Mrs. Michele Noel at mnoel@delonecatholic.org or 717-637-5969 Ext. 214.
We appreciate your commitment to providing a Delone Catholic education for your student(s).



The John Gastley Scholarship Foundation Winner Announced
Congratulations to Bailey Shehan, an eighth grade student at St. Theresa of Calcutta School, who was recently awarded a four-year scholarship to Delone Catholic High School. Bailey is the eleventh scholarship recipient. The scholarship was presented at the Foundation's annual Award Dinner and Raffle on May 11. Bailey is picture here with BJ Gastley, her mom Karrie and Andy Angel, TJGSF President. We are very excited to welcome Bailey to the Class of 2023 and to see what amazing things Delone Catholic has in store for her!


From the Alumni and Advancement Office
Help Us Reach Our Delone Catholic Fund Goal
Thank you to everyone who has contributed to the Delone Catholic Fund in 2018-19! Your gift is already at work helping our students grow in faith, knowledge and experience. Click here to find out how you can help us get to our $210,000 goal. 


From the Spiritual Life Office
Works of Mercy Hours Reminder
Please be mindful that Works of Mercy hours for the 2018-19 school year should be turned in by the last day of school. Freshmen need a minimum of 20 hours, Sophomores need a minimum of 40 hours, and Juniors need a minimum of 60 hours. If you are unsure of what you owe, please contact Mrs. Phenicie or your Guidance Counselor. Any hours completed after June 1, 2018 are eligible to be turned in for credit.

Quo Vadis and Fiat Days
Attention all Catholic young men and women ages 15-25. Our Lord Jesus Christ has a great plan and mission for you! 

Young men are invited to attend the Diocese of Harrisburg's Annual Quo Vadis Days vocation discernment retreat to spend time with other young men your age as you listen to the Lord's call in your life while having fun. Activities include - Holy Mass, Eucharistic Adoration, sports, games, great food, talks and more. Quo Vadis Days will be held from June 23-27, 2019 at Mount St. Mary's Seminary. There is a $50 registration fee; all other expenses are funded by the Diocese of Harrisburg. Registration forms can be found with Mrs. Phenicie, Fr. Morelli, or on the Diocese's website at  www.hbgdiocese.org. You may also contact the Office of Vocations at (717) 657-4804, ext. 282 or email  vocations@hbgdiocese.org with questions or for a registration packet. Deadline for registration is June 14, 2019. 

Young women are invited to attend the Diocese of Harrisburg's Annual Fiat Days vocation discernment retreat to spend time with other young women your age as you listen to the Lord's call in your life while having fun. Activities include - Holy Mass, Eucharistic Adoration, sports, games, great food, talks and more. Fiat Days will be held June 30 - July 3, 2019 at Mount St. Mary's University and Seminary. There is a $50 registration fee, all other expenses funded by the Diocese of Harrisburg. Registration forms can be found with Mrs. Phenicie, Fr. Morelli, or on the Diocese's website at  www.hbgdiocese.org. You may also contact the Office of Vocations at (717) 657-4804, ext. 282 or email  vocations@hbgdiocese.orgwith questions or for a registration packet. Deadline for registration is June 21, 2019.  

From the Diocesan Vocations Office
From the Diocesan Vocation Office - "By this everyone will know you are my disciples." How will you manifest your discipleship? Consider living the Lord's new commandment of love as a priest, deacon, sister, or brother. Talk to Mrs. Phenicie, Fr. Morelli, or Fr. Brian Wayne, Director of Vocations, at 717-657-4804/ frbwyane@hbgdiocese.org  or check out  www.diocesanpriest.com .

Intentions for Adoration
Every Friday, the Mary, Queen of Peace Chapel is open for Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, and our students would like to use that time to pray for your intentions. Please use this form to submit any intentions that you have so that a student can choose an intention to pray for specifically during their time at Adoration. 

SportsLeader Virtue of the Week
One pillar of the SportsLeader program is a weekly virtue that we incorporate into our athletic practices and throughout our school community. Every week, we will share them here to encourage the students to take the virtue into their homes as well!

Our virtue theme this week is RELIABLE - The strength to be trustworthy of a responsibility.
From the Athletics Department
Athletic Information Packet and Sports Physicals Paperwork Available
The annual sports screenings for the 2019-20 school year will be held at Delone Catholic High School on Thursday, June 6 from 4-6 p.m. We offer this annual screening to meet the requirement of the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association. This is for all athletes, grades seven to twelve who plan on participating in the sports offered at Delone Catholic. If you choose to get a physical through your primary care physician, it must take place after June 1 to count for the 2019-20 school year.

The cost of the screening at Delone Catholic is $15 per athlete. Please make the check payable to Delone Catholic Athletic Association. Please return the completed Athletic Information Packet to the athletic office at Delone Catholic by May 31, 2019. We will process the paperwork and have your athlete's folder updated for the screening. Please enter through gym lobby on the South Street side for the screening.

Delone Catholic Athletic Association BINGO
If you love designer handbags and "Thirty-One" items, then make plans to join the DCAA at the Variety Bingo on Friday, June 7. For advance ticket sales, email Mrs. Patty Smith at delonecatholicathletics@gmail.com. Tickets may also be purchased at the door. 

 

Player/Parent Fall Sports Meeting
The Player/Parent Meeting for students interested in a fall sport will be held on Mon., July 15 at 6 p.m. in the Sheppard gym.



Sign Up for a Squire Summer Sports Camp
Don't miss the chance to up your game this summer with one of our Squire sports camp. Click on these links to print a brochure: Cross Country Camp, **new this year** Field Hockey Camp, Girls Basketball Camp, Soccer Camp, Tennis Camp and Volleyball Camp.



Coach Pat Flaherty Presents the Fifth Annual Mason Dixon Linemen Clinic
Join us as we welcome Miami Dolphins Offensive Line Coach Pat Flaherty back to Delone Catholic.
Coach Flaherty will personally run drills and teach offensive line techniques. After completing his second season with the Jacksonville Jaguars, Coach Flaherty is heading to Miami as the Dolphins offensive line coach. He spent one year with the San Francisco 49ers and the previous 12 years (2004-15) in the same role with the New York Giants. A veteran of more than 35 years of coaching, Flaherty's tenure with the Giants includes their Super Bowl wins in 2007 and 2011. This is an excellent opportunity for hands-on skills and technique training with one of the NFL's finest OL coaches. Also returning this year is East Stroudsburg Coach Mike Santella. For a printable version of this flyer, click here. For the registration form, click here.  Sponsorship opportunities are available. Click here for more information.


Basketball Fundraiser 
The Delone Catholic Boys' and Girls' Basketball Teams will once again hold their Annual Golf Outing at Quail Valley Golf Course on Friday, August 9. The basketball teams are grateful for the generosity of our sponsors and golfers. Please complete the form below to enter a foursome. If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities, please click here

Assistant Baseball Coach
Delone Catholic is currently accepting applications for an Assistant Baseball Coach. Please send a cover letter and resume to the Athletic Director at tbonitz@delonecatholic.org or  140 S. Oxford Ave., McSherrystown, Pa. 17344 .

Athletic Schedules Online
A complete schedule of sporting events, times and locations can be found at ArbiterLive.com or under the Athletics tab on  www.DeloneCatholic.org. 

From Our Partner Schools and Parishes
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From Our Community
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Career Academy Camp



Mission Statement
Delone Catholic High School exists to educate and challenge students 
spiritually, academically, physically, socially and aesthetically, 
within the traditions and teachings of the Roman Catholic Church. 
This challenge will inspire students to experience Jesus Christ personally and 
to "Be Doers of the Word."